Winning the Powerball is just about everyone' s dream. Because all of us have dreams that are still unrealized, and if we ever got the chance, we would make our heart happy, we would live life to the fullest. And if we could accessorize our happiness with the finer things in life by winning the Lotto or the Powerball, then this would just be icing on the cake and loving it. But Beware! Because there are always pitfalls, especially since "A man in a rush will not see the cliff until it's too late", and by winning the Powerball you are actually rushing into great wealth that you are not accustomed to, that you have no way of handling effectively, that you have no experience in managing. And so the cliff with its sharp edges are all around you and you will not be able to see it. And so today, I will help you to meet 21 people who have been where you are trying to get to financially overnight, and see how it all turned out.
Lara and Roger Griffiths bought their dream home ... and then life fell apart.
Bud Post lost $16.2 million within a nightmarish year — his own brother put out a hit on him.
Martyn and Kay Tott won a $5 million jackpot, but lost the ticket.
Sharon Tirabassi is back in the working class after winning $10 million 11 years ago.
Evelyn Adams gambled it all away in Atlantic City.
Tonda Lynn Dickerson was forced to pay gift tax.
Gerald Muswagon ended up feeling sorry for partying.
Suzanne Mullins couldn't dig herself out of debt.
Americo Lopes quit his job, lied about it, then got sued.
Construction worker Americo Lopes won the New Jersey lottery, quit his job, and then lied about it, claiming he needed foot surgery, reports the New York Times.